Early signs Alzheimers Dementia and what to look for.
While a loved one remains independent and safe in the home.
When we love the person with Dementia: we want to provide quality care.
This is where I found myself in 2002 when finally after a spinal operation it became very clear that my Darling mum had Dementia.
Relieved in one way to finally have an answer, but angry because my mother had been misdiagnosed some years earlier.
Early Signs Alzheimers Dementia to Look Out For
Keep in mind that at the first and Early Signs of Dementia the person may only be somewhat forgetful. Do not treat them like a child but support them by initially helping to keep the brain active.
The short term memory is that which is affected and this reflects on daily activities that until now have not caused any problems.
Going to work or social events,shopping,washing, cleaning have all been done automatically until the person forgets repeatedly how to do something associated with these tasks.
Can become lost while driving in familiar home territory
Forgets a loved ones name or Birthday an Important Occasion
Forgetting how to play a favorite Sport, perhaps Golf or familiar board games.
May ask you the same question repeatedly
This is not only daunting but very frightening and the person with early Alzheimers Dementia needs constant reassurance. Staying in the home they know and feel safe in is a good step initially.
Medications today have been greatly improved and the sooner these medications are administered they will slow down the progression of the disease. At this time there is no cure BUT Medical Science are working on a cure everyday.
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A most poignant story of a husbands love for his wife and his faith
I cannot stress strongly enough to do all you can to understand this Disease of Dementia, read as much as you can. Contact your National Alzheimers Association in your city they are wonderful caring people with all the information and problem solving techniques you need.